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Postdoctoral Researcher post Circular Economy, TUD, Dublin

This Postdoctoral Researcher post is a key appointment in the FORWARD project that brings together researchers from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), Munster Technological University, and University College Cork. The central objective of FORWARD is to develop a “waste-to-value” bioeconomy by assessing, quantifying and developing a circular bioeconomy approach to food waste. The primary purpose of the research role is to conduct cross-sectional survey for quantifying food waste in Ireland and conduct Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) of the generated food waste so as to measure its environmental impacts and economic costs.

FORWARD focuses on the ‘National Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy’ to support a ‘Zero Waste’ approach by facilitating an integrated reduce, reuse, recycle approach. It will provide improved evidence-based policy alongside reduced waste creation via accurate estimation of GHG emissions, water and land use, together with individual and household-scale economic losses per kg of food waste generated. Specifically, the Postdoctoral Researcher will (a) conduct a national survey for quantifying volumes and composition of household food waste generated in Ireland and identify clusters (spatiotemporal, occupational, demographic) of food waste streams and (b) Undertake environmental and economic assessments via Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Costing of generated food waste and equivalent valorization into value added product(s).

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be based at the Faculty of Business at TU Dublin, and report to Dr Anushree Priyadarshini and Dr Paul Hynds. The Postdoctoral Researcher will closely liaise with the project partners, co-PIs Prof Marcel Jansen (UCC), and Dr Gaurav Rajauria (MTU) and a project Research Assistant (UCC).
 
More details on the Postdoctoral Researcher post are available to download  herehere
 
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Anushree Priyadarshini
 

Research Assistant post Circular Economy UCC, Cork

This Research Assistant post is a key appointment in the FORWARD project, that brings together researchers from Technological University Dublin (TUD), Munster Technological University (MTU), and University College Cork (UCC). The central objective of FORWARD is to develop a “waste-to-value” bioeconomy by assessing, quantifying and developing a circular bioeconomy approach to food waste. The primary purpose of the research role is to design a roadmap for the waste management industry and policymakers for converting household food waste into sustainable biobased products using the cascading approach of a biorefinery. The roadmap will provide a framework for making the transition from food waste to food resource by exploring the literature, and other knowledge sources, for established and emerging technologies for bioconversion and valorisation of food waste. Specifically, the RA will review international knowledge re the biochemical profile of food waste, explore scope for a biorefinery approach to extract high value compounds from waste, explore scope for production of high value synthons from food waste using bacterial, fungal or yeast systems, assess the energy value of food waste, and the scope for mineral recovery using primary producers.


The Research Assistant will be based at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UCC, and report to Prof Marcel Jansen. The Research Assistant will closely liaise with the overall project coordinator, Dr Anushree Priyadarshini (TUD), co-PI Dr Gaurav Rajauria (MTU) and a project postdoctoral researcher (TUD).

More details on the Research Assistant post are available to download here

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof Marcel AK Jansen, School of BEES, Email: m.jansen@ucc.ie

 

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BRAINWAVES, School of Biological Earth & Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland, T23 TK30

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